.ca Domain Name Information

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  • Time to Register 2 Days
  • Type ccTLD
  • Country Canada
  • Registration Period 1 - 10 years
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Languages Supported French, 
    .ca domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
  • Are Individual .ca domain registrations allowed? Yes
  • Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .ca? Yes
  • Are some .ca domain names restricted? Yes
    Provinces, territories, cities and any other names under CIRA's sole discretion. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
  • Private Registration service available? No
  • .ca Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No
What is the registration term allowed for .ca domain names?
.ca domain names are available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .ca domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .ca during general availability is 2 Days.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .ca domain names?
.ca Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 50 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ca); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.ca).
What is DNSSEC, and is it available for .ca domain?
DNSSEC is available for .ca domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .ca domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
What is Trustee Service, and is it available for .ca?
Trustee Service is not available for .ca extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Can I transfer out my .ca domain if I'm using your Trustee Service?
Because Trustee Service is non-transferable, you must update your ownership according to .ca requirements before a transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my .ca registration information (Private Registration)?
No. At present the .ca domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
What is the grace period for .ca domain name?
After the expiration of .CA domain there is a "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $300.00 USD. It is important to renew the domain in advance in order to avoid the redemption fee.
Who is the registry that manages .ca domain names?
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .ca Top Level Domain is CIRA. You may visit them at https://www.cira.ca/.
  • Registry CIRA
  • .ca Registry logo
  • Sponsoring Organization
  • Administrative Contact
    Chief Information Officer
    979 Bank Street, Suite 400
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5K5
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +1 613 237 5335
    Fax: +1 613 237 0534
  • Technical Contact
    DNS Admin
    979 Bank Street, Suite 400
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5K5
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +1 613 237 5335
    Fax: +1 613 237 0534
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